Technology, Science & Business Courses in London

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Or perhaps you'd like to delve deeper into nature, conservation or astronomy?

We have a huge range of courses which help you to get your head around modern technology, give you the tools to succeed in business, or enable you to explore more of the world around you.

Our courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are held in Covent Garden.

Find our contact details under 'About technology, science and business'.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. How to be an administrator: the essentials

    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to become an administrator but are unsure what the job entails? Are you already working in administration but need to develop your skills both organisationally and digitally? This course will ensure you have a good idea of what is involved in office work and how to do the job well. You will learn the essential skills you need to work in an adminstrative enrolment whether that's in an office, on reception, in the private or public sector.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

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    Astronomy: current developments and suggestions for clear nights

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Astronomy and space science are dynamic, constantly changing: new telescopes, new detectors, new space-missions and lots of plans. We shall look at some of these things and bring students up to date, with a speculative glance into the future.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Becoming confident on your computer and the internet

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your computer? Too afraid to ask them? Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to searchthe web efficiently and safely? This complete course will guide you through the key aspects of using a PC or laptop as well as how to make the most of the Internet from setting up an internet connection, understanding key terms and jargon and searching effectively and securely. You will build up your confidence in computer use and learn how to use free applications, save and organise files, delete and recover them, and keep your work secure. To enrol, all you need is enthusiasm and basic skills with a mouse and keyboard.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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    British nature writing: its history and changing perspectives

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    This course focusses on non-fiction nature writing from British naturalists, taking its cue from Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne at the end of the eighteenth century through to Nan Shepherd, Richard Mabey, Roger Deakin and beyond into the twenty-first century. We will explore the changing purposes of nature writing and how scientific and technological developments have altered our relationship with the natural world. Looking at nature through others' eyes will also give us increased knowledge and appreciation of the flora and fauna of the British landscape.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. WordPress: intermediate

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your basic WordPress skills to the next level by using plugins and widgets to add new functionality, and by editing and creating theme files to customise the look of your site.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  6. Communicating at work: the business pitch

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How well would you do in the ‘Dragons’ Den’? Do your presentations let you down? Practise the vocal skills you need to achieve success in the workplace.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  7. Communicating at work: influencing and motivating

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Communicate your ideas fluently and persuasively to enhance your impact on others. Skills include motivating, influencing, negotiating, overcoming objections, winning with words and developing an effective style.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  8. Introduction to JavaScript

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Add interactivity and animation to your website. Start with simple scripts and proceed to challenging applications: Computation and String operations, DOM manipulations, AJAX, Form validation, Content Panels and Carousels.

    Knowledge required: Basic computing and experience of HTML.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. User experience and interface (UX/UI) : intermediate

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further exposure to the world of UX/UI introducing concepts such as cognition and technology, ideas and solution generation, accessibility guidelines and information architecture. You'll need to have basic knowledge of the UX such as User testing, Design guidelines, Data gathering techniques, Personas and prototyping. These subjects are covered on our introduction to User experience and interface (UX/UI) course.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. How to be an administrator: time management skills

    Course Date: Mon 16 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    As an administrator, are you in danger of becoming overwhelmed by data, emails, essential tasks and competing priorities? Organising your time effectively becomes essential to ensuring you manage your workload rather than it manages you. On this course, you will learn how to plan successfully, apply key strategies and use digital skills to become much more effective in your job, reduce your stress and achieve your work goals.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  11. Exploring the quantum world

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what quantum theory is? Are you baffled by relativity? Learn about the interpretations of quantum physics and what it means for our conception of reality.



    Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology. She is a former astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  12. Becoming confident on your computer

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your computer? Too afraid to ask them? This complete course will guide you through the key aspects of using a PC or laptop. You'll build your confidence and learn to understand the jargon, use some free applications, save and organise files, delete and recover them, and keep your work secure. To enrol, all you need is enthusiam and basic skills with a mouse and keyboard.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Access 2016: essentials

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential components of this information management tool to enable you to handle large amounts of complex data, including: setting up the database, creating data tables and forms, entering and editing data, using queries for data analyis, producing reports and establishing relationships between different parts of the database. You need basic computer literacy and competence to achieve on this course.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Becoming confident on the internet: setting up, searching, security, safety

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners takes you from very start of an internet connection to being able to search and use the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, download music and watch TV online. By the end of the course, you will not only understand jargon such as routers, URLs and search engines and know how to change your settings but also be confident in your internet security and judging whether a website is reliable or not.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Office 365: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Forward planning and thinking is key to remaining up to date with how technological demands are changing the ways we work at home and in the office. The days of downloading everything on to your PC will soon seem old-fashioned, and this includes MS Office: its future will be cloud-based. With this introductory course, transitioning form a localised MS Office package to Office 365 will become an easy process.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £55.00

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